Then yesterday the big day finally arrived...the day I had been working toward, planning for and obsessively thinking about since February! How did it go? (I can hear you asking that already.) I think it went quite well for a first day of school. I was a little shell-shocked that with all of the months of prep time & planning I still felt woefully schizophrenic switching between teaching four grade levels all throughout the day, but I suppose a measure of insanity is to accompany a venture like home schooling, so we're all good-to-go over here and still excited for the year.
My highlights from Day 1:
*beginning the day with KONOS with JSS and COS (especially the circle hunt & ornament-making for our Attributes of God tree--see photos above)!
*AMS doing so well with her Algebra I!
*JDS & AMS not trying to sneak Facebook time during school hours!
*JSS's uber-enthusiasm after the Cub Scouts meeting last night with Simon!
*Getting AMS's Geography schedule for the year completed!
Please pray for me to have a spirit of peace. I am truly struggling minute-by-minute with that and when I am feeling stressed (ie. not peaceful) I can easily become oppressive to the kids instead of grace-filled. PLEASE PLEASE pray with me about this.